Bahrain human rights activist Rajab arrested

This video is called HARDtalk – Nabeel Rajab – President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights.

From RT:

Bahrain arrests main human rights activist Nabeel Rajab

05 May, 2012, 23:09

Bahraini authorities have arrested and imprisoned Nabeel Rajab, the rights activist and foremost critic of the Al Khalifa regime. The arrest comes as the country’s military continues its brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters.

­Nabeel Rajab, the president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights was detained at Bahrain’s international airport on his return from Lebanon.

The authorities have not commented on the reasons behind the arrest.

Rajab has played a significant role in anti-regime demonstrations over the past months.

Read more here.

Index on Censorship condemns last night’s arrest of Index’s 2012 Award winner and head of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Nabeel Rajab and the ongoing harassment of human rights activists in Bahrain including the arrest of those involved in peaceful protests: here.

Bahrain Live Coverage: Prominent Activist Nabeel Rajab Arrested: here.

Why F1 was wrong to go to Bahrain: here.

23 thoughts on “Bahrain human rights activist Rajab arrested

  1. Bahrain arrests prominent rights activist

    Posted: May 05, 2012 3:19 PM Updated: May 05, 2012 7:59 PM

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) – A prominent human rights activist has been arrested by Bahraini authorities, a statement said Saturday, in a move that could further escalate the nearly 15-month-old unrest between opposition groups and the rulers of the Gulf kingdom.

    A statement from Bahrain’s Interior Ministry said public prosecutors ordered the arrest of Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights. The group has been active in calling attention to alleged abuses by Bahraini security forces and crackdowns such as widespread arrests and workplace purges. Rajab also was affiliated with international groups such as Human Rights Watch.

    The statement gave no other immediate details. Rajab had been previously detained by Bahraini forces last year during the beginning of the Shiite-led uprising in the strategic kingdom, which is home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet.

    More than 50 people have died in the unrest between the forces of the ruling Sunni monarchy and the country’s majority Shiites, which seek a greater voice in the nation’s governmental affairs.

    Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved


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